Sunday, October 17, 2010

i'm so behind....

alternatively titled:  porkchop's first birthday, my boys and fall, cafe brazil and other random stuff

school, work and soccer are really kicking my booty right now, so much so that i have not found the time to blog, or even take pictures of events i want to blog.  oh well, nobody's perfect, right?

so this post is a catch-up post that will be totally random and unrelated at times. 

we had a very busy weekend last weekend, partly because the boys had a 5 day weekend off from school.  we celebrated noodle's birthday a little early with friends this year because we wanted to take advantage of being able to celebrate at chuck e. cheese's on a friday.  you know, on a day when there aren't 5000 people crammed inside of there!  it ended up being really nice and fun but i think i am going to save the details and pictures from that celebration and include them next weekend on noodle's actual birthday.

on top of a small birthday celebration, we also attended the school football game, played 2 soccer games, made a late night visit to dallas to see friends and their new baby, went to church, and celebrated another birthday sunday night.  it was a full weekend!  i had to work on monday (as did john, but the boys did not have school), so the boys had a sleepover at mimi's and spent all day monday there getting spoiled!  tuesday was our chance for haircuts and dentist appointments without missing school.  i felt like i needed another 5 day weekend to recover from our 5 day weekend!

i did manage to remember to take a few pictures from our late night trip to dallas.  we fed the boys a larger snack because we knew we would be eating dinner later that night than normal.  burrito couldn't get over the fact that we were eating dinner at 8pm!  we're such party animals!  and because we were in dallas, we couldn't resist the temptation to eat at our favorite late-night place, cafe brazil!
after eating a late night dinner, we headed over to the big half-price books there and didn't leave dallas till around 11pm.  the boys were so pumped to stay up that late!  oh, the simple pleasures of life!

this past thursday brought a significant nephew porkchop's 1st birthday (and no, porkchop is not his real name!).  we met up for dinner and a little family celebration.  it was so fun watching him eat a cookie and open presents.  he's growing up so fast!
and then yesterday we celebrated his birthday with a big party at my parents' house, complete with bounce house and hay ride!  my boys had so much fun.  happy birthday porkchop!
and some other random stuff...i just love listening to the funny things my boys say and lately it's been noodle making me laugh.

he was showing me a book in the bookstore one day and explaining how his teacher at school reads these big books aloud to them.  when he came to the second page, he explained to me that "this is the table of continents."  it cracked me up because burrito has learned the names of the seven continents complete with a song and so instead of saying table of contents, it is now the table of continents!  ha, ha!

also, one night at dinner, john was reading a bible story to the boys and when john asked noodle if he understood what he had just read, noodle had this puzzled look on his face.  recognizing this, john asked him to repeat what he had heard.  noodle sat there for a few seconds and then said, "i know the's in my head, above my tongue."  he was trying to say that he knew what to say just not how to say it.  it was so funny and cute!

and finally, thanks to the busyness of soccer season, we may not make our annual trip to the pumpkin patch but we did manage to stop at our local farmer's market and get a few shots with the pumpkins.
i love this time of year and it's flying by!!!

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